1. markshenoda's Avatar
    Quick question for everyone....can I use shortened names with Cortana? For instance, when I ask to send someone a text message, I have to say the person's full name. Is it possible to get it to work by just saying the person's first name, nickname, or "my wife?"
    01-18-2015 05:28 PM
  2. daveey's Avatar
    Go to 'People', open someone's profile, press on 'Edit', press on the + sign in the name field, scroll down to the bottom 'add Cortana nicknames'.
    (The names have to be and sound unique or Cortana will just get confused!) ;)
    Joe920 likes this.
    01-18-2015 07:05 PM
  3. Splacknuk's Avatar
    As daveey mentioned, you can set those up in People. I always say, "Call my wife" or "...my mom" or "...my son" etc. to Cortana without fail.

    Additionally, I set up a new Group in People named "My Wife and Kids" then put each of their contacts into that group so that I can ask Cortana to "Text my wife and kids" and she will send a group text to them all...
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-19-2015 10:04 AM

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